The Mansa Subordinate Court has sentenced a 34 – year- old Assistant Registration Officer at the National Passport and Registration Office to four months imprisonment with hard labour for corrupt practices involving K200.
Meanwhile, the court has acquitted another Assistant Registration Officer, aged 42, for the same offence.
Mr Sibaleya Chikuba on Friday 12th July, 2013 found Moses Bwalya, 34, guilty of corrupt practices by public officer contrary to section 19(1) and 41 of the Anti-Corruption Act No. 3 of 2012.
Details are that on dates unknown but between 18th June 2012 and 21st June 2012 in Mansa, Moses Bwalya being a public officer at the National Registration office in Mansa solicited for and actually received K200 cash as an inducement for Bwalya to facilitate the replacement of a National Registration Card (NRC) for Danny Kabangasha.
This is contained in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Anti-Corruption Commission Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono.
His sentence is with effect from Friday 12th July 2013.
Bwalya was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission on 21st June 2012 together with his co accused Evans Mukange who has been acquitted for the same offence.